“Five Haiku” by Roberta Beary

Roberta Beary


super moon
mother goes quietly
back inside




funeral lilacs
my sister undoes
dad’s watch




worry stone
the shape of grief
worn smooth




after the cartwheel cumulus and i




carousel moving through my childhood

from Rattle #51, Spring 2016
Tribute to Feminist Poets


Roberta Beary: “As a poet I write about my experiences as a woman in a male-dominated world. Therefore I am a feminist poet. Side note: several male poet friends have told me (some even to my face) that I’m a bossy bitch. I take this as a compliment.” (website)

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